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Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. Abby and Luz are two of those people. Join them as they try to find their place in the entertainment industry, interview other plus size creatives, and analyze how body size is portrayed in the media they love - and love to hate. This podcast challenges stereotypes of fat bodies, honors the power of representation, and dreams of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

More Than Tracy Turnblad Abby Rose Morris and Luz Ballester

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. Abby and Luz are two of those people. Join them as they try to find their place in the entertainment industry, interview other plus size creatives, and analyze how body size is portrayed in the media they love - and love to hate. This podcast challenges stereotypes of fat bodies, honors the power of representation, and dreams of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

    Main Character Energy

    Main Character Energy

    Abby and Luz return for one last episode of Season 4 before a short break! They discuss their favorite fat main characters and how to be the main character of your own life.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 3: THE INSPIRATIONAL

    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 3: THE INSPIRATIONAL

    Abby and Luz are back for the final installment in their Fat Trope Deep Dive series! After some life updates and recent internet scandal discourse, they talk tankinis, disability stigma, The Biggest Loser, American exceptionalism, Melissa McCarthy, postfeminism, and Rachel Hollis's famous tiger stripes.

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    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠⁠

    Sources we referenced in this episode:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/26/mum-rachel-hollis-inspiring-viral-bikini-body-photo_n_6946218.html

    Millard, Jennifer. “Performing Beauty: Dove’s ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign.” Symbolic Interaction, vol. 32, no. 2, 2009, pp. 146–68. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.1525/si.2009.32.2.146. Accessed 11 Apr. 2024.

    Taylor, J., Johnston, J., & Whitehead, K. (2016). A Corporation in Feminist Clothing? Young Women Discuss the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign. Critical Sociology, 42(1), 123-144. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/0896920513501355

    Murray, D. P. (2013). Branding “Real” Social Change in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. Feminist Media Studies, 13(1), 83–101. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/14680777.2011.647963

    Meeuf, R. (2016). Class, corpulence, and neoliberal citizenship: Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live. Celebrity Studies, 7(2), 137–153. https://doi-org.sussex.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/19392397.2015.1044758

    • 58 min
    Girls with Hannah Rae Leach

    Girls with Hannah Rae Leach

    Hannah Rae Leach of Sleepover Cinema once again joins Abby - this time to discuss the then-wildly-controversial body representation of Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in Girls (2012). We also cover Lana Del Rey, the fat face of it all, being honest about internalized fatphobia, glamorizing toxic sex, and why this is a Patrick Wilson fancast.

    Hannah's website: https://www.hannahraeleach.com/

    Sleepover Cinema: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema/

    Hannah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realjudygarland

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 2: THE SAD

    Fat Trope Deep Dive Part 2: THE SAD

    This week, Abby and Luz talk about the sad fat person trope, unpacking why media is so obsessed with presenting fat people as pitiable walking tragedies. Some of the examples we discuss include Fat Thor, Bridgerton, Heathers, The Whale, and good old-fashioned freak shows.

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    Abby's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Luz's Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/sillygooseluz/⁠⁠

    Sources we referenced in this episode:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/13/obese-depression-weight-psychology-judgment-fat-shaming

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4392295/

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/slim-sad-fat-happy-519034.html

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/fat-girl-trope/

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeightWoe

    https://www.rogerebert.com/features/why-cant-sad-be-fat

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pixar-fails-at-body-positivity-in-inside-out_b_7617432

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/notes-on-hollywood/the-whale-and-the-fat-suit-brendan-fraser-darren-aronofsky

    Richardson, N, & Locks, A. (2014). 'Monstrosity, enfreakment, and disability.' Body Studies: the Basics. London: Taylor & Francis Group. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. [3 April 2024]. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/suss/detail.action?docID=1753259.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ditching Diet Culture at School with Cait O'Connor

    Ditching Diet Culture at School with Cait O'Connor

    Abby sits down with 8th grade teacher Cait O'Connor to discuss how diet culture and fatphobia are perpetuated in schools - and how teachers can address them. We talk BMI report cards, shotput, school plays, classroom accessibility, and more!

    Ditching Diet Culture at School website: https://sites.google.com/view/ditchingdietcultureatschool/home

    Digital Library: https://sites.google.com/view/ditchingdietcultureatschool/digital-resource-library

    Cait's Twitter: https://x.com/JustTeachingELA?s=20

    Cait's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justteachingela/

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    BONUS: Winter Catch-Up (Teaser)

    BONUS: Winter Catch-Up (Teaser)

    It's time for a big fat catch-up (pun intended)! Luz has life-changing news and Abby recaps her recent travels. Plus we discuss *current events* including but not limited to Avatar: The Last Airbender, One Day, and Amy Schumer's Zionism.

    **This is a preview of a Patreon episode. The full episode is on our Quirky Best Friend tier at $3 per month.**

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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